Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.
Teaching consent, Liz's reptilian confession, making adult friends
Is it time to look more closely at how consent is taught, both at home and in schools? Liz reveals a childhood guilt she's been carrying most of her life, and making friends and rekindling relationships when you're in middle age.
International students, pets in rental properties and gaming and health
Are we at risk of losing international university students to other countries, permanently? Plus a world-first study looks at the barriers to people having pets when they're renting, and we find out what happens to the brain and the body when we sit.
Vaccine rollout in aged care, kid reporters and 'the husband poisoners'
Understanding how informed consent will work as the vaccine rolls out in aged care, giving kids media literacy by teaching them to break the news themselves and the chilling story of the World War Two suburban Sydney wives who killed.
What happens when news is removed from your feed
It has been several days since Facebook blocked Australians from accessing news content via its platform and many users are noticing that their feed looks very different now. Are habits changing too? Listeners share how this move has affected on the way they consume news, while we look at the bigger picture.
The cost of losing regional events to COVID-19, walking around Australia, when your boss is a conspiracy theorist
The community cost of losing regional events in the age of COVID-19, a father and son journey around Australia on foot, what to do when your boss believes in conspiracies.
Where to for quarantine? Jeanette faces her fear, 50 risks to take with your kids
What can we learn from quarantine history to deal with our current challenges, Jeanette Schultz debuts in our Life in 500 Words theme of True Confessions, and a new book on building resilience and independence in children ten years and under.